This past Wednesday, Sept. 23, was a very special day for Christians all over the country. It was the day of the annual “See You at the Pole” campaign, which is present in countries around the world.
At 7 a.m. local time all around the globe, students, staff, and community members meet around the flag pole at schools and college campuses. There they take the opportunity to enjoy fellowship and to pray for their schools, communities, families, friends, teachers, and country. According to their website, it is all student-led and involves millions of participants.
Our Christian group on campus, Impact at JCC, held our own rally at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning just like the rest of the world. I know some photos were circulating from it on social media that you may have encountered if you are connected with any of those people. The morning was foggy and chilly, but there was still a hearty bunch of a half dozen or so of us out there to pray together.
It was a wonderful experience for us all. There are so many crazy changes going on in the lives of college students and on campuses in general. This was a magnificent way to unite our voices in prayer for ourselves, our friends, our families, the college, its faculty and staff, and the community.
The thought of doing this at the same time as so many other students globally was truly touching! I knew while I was out there that circles of my friends were also gathered around flag poles at Sherman Central (my high school) and others in the region.
Impact has truly given me a way to network with other awesome people at JCC and find my place. I was so excited when I learned that this school has an active and diverse group of God-loving students on board. It is just another proof that no matter who or what you are, there is a circle for you to belong to here!
I have been quite amazed, to be honest, at the wide range of activities and organizations that are present. There is really no excuse for not getting involved. And extracurriculars go such a long way in boosting spirits and building life skills.
I am so thankful to be at a college where a rally like “See You at the Pole” can take place. It was an outstanding start to my day, and it gave me hope and strength for the rest of the week and beyond.
Thank you to those of you who were there and also those who helped to organize it, so that this could be available for us! The campus may be small in size by comparison to other colleges, but it is by no means small in the events that it offers!